Instrumentation Laboratory presents new GEM Premier ChemSTAT Testing System With iQM

Aug. 7, 2019

Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) announced the unveiling of their latest innovation, the GEM Premier ChemSTAT in vitro diagnostic (IVD) analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM) at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting (booth #639). Additionally, at the same meeting, IL will host a related educational workshop entitled "Lab-Quality Basic Metabolic Panel Testing in the ED for Efficient Triage and Enhanced Patient Care," on August 7.

A new and complementary member of the GEM Premier Family, the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system is a whole-blood analyzer designed for rapid basic metabolic panel (BMP) testing at the point of care, primarily in hospital EDs and clinical laboratories. The system provides laboratory-quality results on-demand, in less than 70 seconds, from venous or arterial whole blood samples, with no preparation required. Ultimately, this aids in diagnosis for timely triage of life-threatening conditions and enables rapid risk stratification, prioritization and treatment of high-risk, acutely ill patients. Recently, IL initiated commercial release of the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system in select hospitals.

BMP is one of the most widely ordered tests for diagnosing acute conditions, such as kidney failure, sepsis and septic shock, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Featuring a complete BMP panel, the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system offers Creatinine, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and measured tCO2—as well as Lactate, Hematocrit, pH, pCO2, Sodium, Potassium, Ionized Calcium, Chloride, and Glucose. 

To assure laboratory-quality results at the point of care, the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system integrates Intelligent Quality Management (iQM), providing a complete picture of quality for each sample—continuously and in real-time—and automated detection, correction and documentation of any action it performs, to ensure the quality of every test result and supporting immediate patient management decisions. 

The all-in-one, multi-use GEM PAK cartridge automates the most labor- and skill-intensive processes. Stored at room temperature, GEM PAKs are replaced every three weeks, requiring no maintenance or additional handling. All testing components are self-contained, limiting biohazard and infection risk for operators and patients.  

Additionally, GEMweb Plus Custom Connectivity enables management of all GEM Premier analyzers in a network, including the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system, for complete control of instruments, operators, and data oversight from any location. GEM Premier systems, combined with GEMweb Plus 500 connectivity, deliver a complete solution for improved patient care and efficiency.

As the Company continues to receive regulatory approvals in markets around the world in the coming months, additional commercialization plans for the GEM Premier ChemSTAT system will be announced.

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